Owen is a freelance writer, marketer and maker based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, helping make technology friendlier with words. He was previously Editor at The Next Web and Digital Director at VanMoof, but now spends his days building Charged.
It's one of the biggest traffic drivers on the web, but Google's policies about how to get into the index are opaque, and applied at random.
Looking for a new laptop for 2019? I've been hunting, testing and reviewing every quality Windows PC for a year, and these are the results.
The real, self-flying drone has finally arrived, and the future is way more fun than I ever thought it could be. Why fly yourself when the drone can do it for you?
This week, something a little different: Zach, Frederique and Owen talk through our highlights in the tech industry from 2018... then the low points. There's so much and we tried to fit it all!
I replaced my entire workflow with a Surface Go, and I'm now convinced that every laptop should have a LTE modem.
It's easy to make your coffee machine turn on in the morning automatically. With a dirt-cheap switch, you can add smarts to a Moccamaster or any other device.
Zach and Owen get nerdy about browsers this week, after the news that Microsoft will make a historic change to its web browser (RIP, Internet Explorer). Also, we talk about what that means for ~apps~ and a bunch of other stuff, like how weird the podcasting industry is.
Zach, Frederique and Owen get into a deep discussion this week on one big thing: why is Tumblr cracking down on NSFW content? And why are sex workers so discriminated against online?
Frederique, Zach and Owen discuss Facebook's terrible year, how the company got here, then how we think it should be dealt with. Oh, and about when your robot vacuum goes terribly wrong.
Why are we willing to participate in this walled garden nightmare?